The Plaza de Mayo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈplasa ðe ˈmaʝo]; English: May Square) is a city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was formed in 1884 after the demolition of the Recova building, unifying the city's Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas, by that time known as Plaza de la Victoria and Plaza 25 de Mayo, respectively. The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the first anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo (English: May Pyramid) was inaugurated in the square's hub, becoming Buenos Aires' first national monument.
It is located in the financial district known as microcentro, within the barrio (English: neighborhood) of Monserrat. It is bounded by Bolívar, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Balcarce and Avenida Rivadavia streets; and from its west side three important avenues are born: Avenida Presidente Julio Argentino Roca, Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña and Avenida de Mayo. In the square's surroundings are several significant monuments and points of interest: the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada (seat of the President of Argentina), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Buenos Aires City Hall, and the Bank of the Argentine Nation's headquarters. Underneath its lands are the Underground stations of Plaza de Mayo (Line A), Catedral (Line D), and Bolívar (Line E).
rory montero | Jan 24, 2018
The plaza is currently undergoing a major renovation which basically has the entire plaza closed. There are no clear views of the pink house due to the construction fencing. Loks like it will be awhile before you will be able to stroll there again.
Freda Parker-Miller | Jan 27, 2018
This was amazing. Too learn about the history in Argentina was life changing. You must visit Plaza de Mayo!
Emily Ly | Jan 21, 2018
See visited her while on a bike tour in Buenos Aires. It’s a unique spot with a history that was very interesting to learn about. Definitely a must when in the city.
Matt Kemp | Jan 6, 2018
An interesting spot at the heart of government and the heart of the city itself. Admire the Casa Rosada, the office of the President, and see what political groups are gathering on the square. Often the scene of mass protests but common sense should dictate when to stay away.
Giulia Sampogna - Like Wanderlust | Jan 2, 2018
It's a really interesting place. There you will find the Pink House and a lot of stories. It's in the centre and close to lots of other attractions. Must visit when in Buenos Aires.
D. Sebastiano Scalia | Mar 10, 2018
Plenty of history here. The story about the mothers who walk around the plaza de mayo on mondays (i think) is a sad story but makes the plaza feel more important to me when i visited. Its a shame young anarchists and anarco-communists graffiti on the buildings and write rude slurs on the banks and riot barriers
Alex Pepe | Mar 26, 2018
A real tourist trap in town 😂 tourists shops, tourists food, tourists alike. I guess some people must enjoy it though.
Ana Laura Santopinto | Apr 22, 2018
La Casa Rosada is beautiful and has a tour you can inquire about. The plaza itself it’s a culturally rich location since it’s where the Madres de Plaza de Mayo started walking to protest the dictatorship.
Andrea Orler | Apr 6, 2018
Looks like it should be a really nice square, too bad there were heavy reconstructions underway when I was there. If you want to see 'las madres de plaza de Mayo', make sure to be here on Thursdays at 15:30
David Torres | Jun 5, 2018
I rate it 4 stars because it is interesting to see. Unfortunately they were doing construction to the plaza the whole week I was in town, cant wait to see it again when it's done. There are some small trinket shops around here, and within walking distance to Florida street from here.
Klaudia V | Jun 12, 2018
Landmark of Buenos Aires. Definitely go there during the day and during the night. At both times look just magical.
Brent R | Jun 21, 2018
This is a really interesting place to visit - historical stuff happened here, plus it's just interesting to visit. Do go to the museum down to the right of the palace as well as the cathedral and stuff...
Freya Kridle | Jun 13, 2018
A must see in Buenos Aires. Schedule a tour in advance for the Casa Rosada, and definitely enter the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Louis Babino | Jun 12, 2018
It was on the way to the market and it hosted a protest that seemed more like a fair the day before, but it made for a nice stopping point to figure out where to go next. It has a nice view of the Pink House (la Casa Rosada).
Catherine Pullinger | Jul 16, 2018
I came to see this square because of its historical significance. Unfortunately the square was closed for refurbishment and was surrounded by barriers. It was a busy area and there were police directing pedestrians. However the surrounding buildings like Casa Rosada are interesting.
Carlos Terenzi | Jul 27, 2018
A beautiful park in the centre of Buenos Aires, the heart of the town and political life. Since the very beginning this square witnessed debates on different topics that decided the future of the entire country. In the place it is possible to visit the old Cathedral, the Cabildo, the ‘Pink House,’ and near it the legislature of Buenos Aires. Unfortunately it has a fence not to let striker approach the pink house or create bugger problems. Near the square it is possible to find places to eat, walk, visit or take a rest.
Carlos Giraldo | Jul 23, 2018
Well it is one of the most important Plazas in Buenos Aires, where you can find La Casa Rosada, that is like the HQ of the President. It is very very beautiful, one of the "must go" places in Buenos Aires.
Sebastian Gomez | Jul 9, 2018
Is one of the most emblematic places of BA. So intense. You shouldn't miss it if you visit Buenos Aires. Sadly now is all sorrounded with fences.
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